Fundamentals of Ayurveda with Irina Verwer

Ayurvedic advice to bring you back to balance and support you through every season of life




4-hour online course


Interactive comments platform


Downloadable course material


Certificate upon completion


Ayurveda basics

Understand the role of the 5 elements and how they make up the doshas.

Doshas and lifestyles

Explore how age, seasons, lifestyle choices or diet influence your constitution.

Dinacharya - Daily rituals

Learn simple and practical self-care routines based on your unique needs.

Course structure

While the self-care and wellness industry has boomed in recent years, finding tools and techniques that work in a sustainable and adaptable way to suit our individual - and changing - needs can be challenging.

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient and renowned systems of medicine. Translated as the ‘science of life’ it seeks to prevent illness, rather than cure it. It places great emphasis on the importance of balance and asserts that our health is intrinsically linked to our internal and external environment. 

Ayurveda recognises that we have an innate nature (body, mind and consciousness) and helps us to understand our unique constitution. Once we have a better understanding of this and how it may change on any given day, we can make more informed choices and learn how best to support ourselves throughout our lives.

This course invites you to explore and become more familiar with this innate nature and learn how this can be influenced by age, seasons, lifestyle or diet, so that you can make the best choices to support you through life.

You'll be invited to get in touch with your body and emotions and to meet and honour your needs with love and care.


What you will learn:

  • What Ayurveda is and where it comes from
  • How the 5 elements compose the doshas
  • Each dosha’s characteristics, and what might be your dominant one(s)
  • Lifestyle and diet recommendations for each dosha
  • Dinacharya: a step-by-step morning routine for all constitutions
  • An Ayurvedic belly self-massage
  • Ayurvedic self-care advice for yoga teachers
  • A Tridoshic yoga practice


As a bonus, the course includes a full-length yoga class for each dosha and a digital copy of Irina’s Ayurvedic cookbook.

Course outline

In this class, you'll learn the basics of Ayurveda: what is it, where it comes from, the role the elements play in this philosophy, and of course: what are the doshas? You'll gain an understanding of your constitution, which will help you to make the choices that support you best in everyday life.

You'll learn about lifestyle, diet to support each dosha and how the seasons and age influence them. You'll learn the difference between your natal constitution and your present one that is influenced by your circumstances.

A Dinacharya is an Ayurvedic morning ritual that helps you to set the tone for the day. In this class, Irina offers different steps to choose from and build upon to help you care for your body and mind on a daily basis.

Massage is an important aspect of an Ayurvedic practice. In this class, you'll learn to give yourself an Ayurvedic belly massage and Irina explains about different oils and techniques.

At the end of the class, Irina shares Ayurvedic self-care advice for yoga teachers.

In this class, you'll move your body through a series of asanas that will bring balance to all three of the doshas. You'll be guided through a meditation, poses and you'll gain insights on which asana supports which dosha and why.

If you're a Kapha person, you more than likely long for slow and quiet practices. However, an active and slightly challenging class like this may be more beneficial for you.

If you're a Pitta, you are most likely drawn to a strong, physical practice. However, a calming class like this might be more what you need.

This third and final class is beneficial to people with high Vata or for use during Vata season. It's a sweet, gentle practice that will give you a sense of strength, grounding and warmth.

Meet your teacher:

Irina Verwer

Irina Verwer is a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic coach, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks.

Besides her in-person yoga classes and Ayurvedic consultations, Irina teaches online classes at EkhartYoga and writes for several yoga magazines, including the Dutch Yoga Magazine and the French Yoga Magazine, plus various yoga, health and food websites.

For more information on her one-on-one sessions, please visit Irina’s website.